Wheelchair rugby loses appeal against Paralympic funding cut

UK Sport has rejected wheelchair rugby's appeal against its funding cut for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic cycle.

Wheelchair rugby lost all of its £3m funding amid speculation UK Sport wants the Rugby Football Union (RFU) to pay more of the costs.

The RFU puts in about £100,000 a year to help fund wheelchair rugby.

Seven sports are challenging the removal of their funding, including archery, badminton, goalball, table tennis, fencing and weightlifting.

An official announcement on the funding of the seven sports is expected to come later on Monday.

More to follow.


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